Thread: GARY MOORE Album From 2009 Show To Be Released In January

jszfunk - 11/27/2019 at 12:45 PM

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/live-gary-moore-album-from-2009-show-to-b e-released-in-january/
The career of Gary Moore was a jagged timeline, full of twists, turns and wild tangents. And yet, through it all, the Irishman never lost faith in the power of live music. On December 2, 2009 — just fourteen months before his tragic death aged 58 — the fabled guitarist played a special one-off club show at London's Islington Academy. Now, 10 years later, Provogue, a division of the Mascot Label Group, will be releasing this never before released recording, "Live From London", on January 31, 2020.

As adolescence hit, Moore fell headlong into the blues flavors that dominate "Live From London"'s track listing, mostly drawing on U.S. giants like Paul Butterfield and Brit blues godfather John Mayall's seminal 1966 "Beano" album with Eric Clapton and during that same formative period, at Belfast's tough Club Rado, an early lesson in the emotional impact of live blues came from Peter Green.

Moore's own first semi-professional steps had been with the BEAT BOYS and Dublin's SKID ROW, who offered an escape-route from Belfast, plus the camaraderie of the band's chaotic frontman, Phil Lynott. Lynott was soon fired, but he remembered his old wingman when his new band, THIN LIZZY, needed a stand-in. It was a gig in which Moore played the guitar hero role to the hilt. But despite the adulation, Moore feared LIZZY was nurturing his self-destructive streak, and left to explore the outer reaches in Jon Hiseman's virtuoso jazz-fusion outfit, COLOSSEUM II.

However, every time he picked up a guitar in the dressing room, he immediately went to the timeless licks of the Mississippi Delta, Moore suddenly saw the path. So began 1990's "Still Got The Blues", the multi-million-selling comeback album on which the Irishman's rebirth as an authentic bluesman was given added credibility by collaborations with A-listers like Albert King, Albert Collins and Harrison himself.

The material from "Still Got The Blues" became the cornerstone of Moore's shows — and it never left the set list. Fast-forward to December 2009, and as a sea of punters streamed into the Islington Academy for the show that would become "Live From London". The pace was set by Albert King's "Oh Pretty Woman", through the raucous "Walking By Myself" and the weeping melody of the title track. And, of course, there was room for "Parisienne Walkways", the guitarist's U.K. No. 8 hit sounding younger than yesterday on this new release. "I can hardly get away without doing it," noted the guitarist of that fan-favorite encore. "It's quite a long version, because I like to draw things out. Us guitar players, if we can squeeze a bit more out of it, we're gonna do it, aren't we?"

Between the opener and encore, Moore gave us everything he had in Islington, revisiting some of the key crossroads of his career. From his 2008 swansong album, "Bad For You Baby", there's the energetic title track, plus "Down The Line"'s high-velocity country-blues and the emotive leads of Donny Hathaway's "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know". Reaching further back, there's the heartfelt guitar hook of Otis Rush's "All Your Love" and an emotive reading of John Mayall's "Have You Heard", both songs that Moore would have first heard on "Beano" as a teenage guitarist.

All the more poignant, then, that just over a year later, Moore would be gone, his screaming-hot Les Paul falling forever silent. In the blues community, it left a chasm, and while the scene has welcomed a roll call of master guitar players since, the Irishman's absence still stings. "Live From London" is one last shard of genius, catching a generation-best performer firing on all cylinders, and reminding us one last time why he was put on this planet.

Track listing:
01. Oh, Pretty Woman
02. Bad For You Baby
03. Down The Line
04. Since I Met You Baby
05. Have You Heard
06. All Your Love
07. Mojo Boogie
08. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
09. Too Tired / Gary's Blues 1
10. Still Got The Blues
11. Walking By Myself
12. The Blues Is Alright
13. Parisienne Walkways


blackey - 11/27/2019 at 04:12 PM

Andy Aledort praised Moore shortly after his death as one of the greatest rock guitarist the world ever saw. Said Gary's style, dynamics, vibrato and mastery of the electric guitar was simply stunning.

Years ago I saw Gary. Gary didn't play in America much. I wasn't familiar with him but a friend got me to go telling me Moore was probably the hottest rock guitarist in the world. I had seen Van Halen twice and Steve Via once and admitted both were technically more advanced than the players in my favorite band the Allman Brothers.

Moore simply dazzled me. After 3 songs it was crystal clear Eddie Van Halen, Steve Via and Jimmy Page couldn't blow Gary Moore off the stage. Moore was their equal if not more dazzling.

Moore died of a heart attack in his sleep while on vacation in Spain on February 6th, 2011 at age 58. The heart attack may have been triggered by Moore's heavy drinking. The autopsy showed Moors had 380 mg of alcohol per deciliter of blood in his system. 400 to 500 mg is considered lethal.

Why would a man that good on electric guitar need to drink booze to that extent? I've also noticed Gary looks bloated and overweight in his videos shot shortly before his passing.

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blackey - 11/28/2019 at 12:27 AM

https://youtu.be/XwHmHZ08XEA

Gary Moore young and wild in Stockholm.

This is petal to the metal...balls to the wall rock guitar playing.

Maybe AC-DC or Van Halen wouldn't want this lineup opening for them.

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CanadianMule - 11/29/2019 at 02:23 AM

That show has floated around with various Youtube videos and most seem to be gone now. It will be great to get an actual pro-shot/audio version.

Gary as usual is on fire. But as in the videos from his last shows which were in Russia, Gary looks heavy and not that healthy looking.

Here is one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dso3Njysqc8


blackey - 11/29/2019 at 12:29 PM

Yes I too noticed in his last years he was bloated and did not look good. Big tummy. Looked like he was sweating poison out of his face.

Apparently Gary became a heavy boozer and it killed him at age 58. His alcohol level at his death was just below the lethal mark.

But he must have waited until after the show to belly up to the bar as his playing continued to be powerful, complex, lightning fast and clean. Gary was like G. E. Smith. You just never heard him blow a note. Gary Moore could stand toe to toe with Eddie Van Halen , Steve Via, any of the hot lightening fast shredders and NONE could come close to blowing him off the stage. Yet on one international guitar poll I saw, Neil Young was rated higher than Gary. And on the Rollung Stone list that had Jimi Hendrix first and my beloved Duane Allman second, Gary didn't make it at all out of 100 players.

Gary has a lot of open strings and clanks and squeaks on many solos but it's always controlled. Doesn't sound like a mistake. Eric Clapton has a "clank" close to the beginning of his solo on Key To The Highway on the Layla album. Years ago I thought it odd they left that mistake on a studio album but later I saw him do it live twice that evening. It is an effect. Warren Haynes adds a lot of pops and clicks on the strings between phrases for effect. It's actually rather cool.


Edge - 12/6/2019 at 08:09 PM

Thanks for posting this Jszfunk, I’m really looking forward to this. Gary’s searing tone, endless sustain, and beautiful vibrato are unmatched by any player I’ve ever seen. He is surely missed.


blackey - 12/9/2019 at 04:22 PM

https://youtu.be/BTY2yTl2l1Q

Joe Bonamassa in two interviews said most of his show and style comes from Gary Moore's playbook. And Joe mentioned Walter Trout, Eric Clapton and a few others as influences too.

As good as Joe is, to me he is not on Gary Moore's level. Close but not there. And I say that with respect to Joe. Nobody in my favorite band The Allman Brothers from Duane Allman to Derek Trucks could rip a guitar solo like Gary Moore. Gary could jam with Eddie Van Halen or Steve Via and either one couldn't blow Gary Moore off the stage. I saw Gary once and Van Halen 4 times and Eddie would have to on his A game to keep Gary from blowing Eddie Van Halen off the stage.

After I saw Gary live, I use to be amazed. This boy from Ireland may very well be the hottest electric rock guitar player we've had and nobody really notices in the States. Gary didn't even make Rolling Stones top 100 guitar players list and on an international list I saw George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Young and Mick Taylor rated higher than Gary. None of those guitar players can play like Gary Moore!!!! Maybe I'm crazy but I don't get it. Of course my favorite electric guitar playing is on Fillmore East, Eat A Peach, Brothers and Sisters, the Fox Box etc. But I admit technically my favorite players cant dazzle like Gary Moore, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Via, Eric Johnson to mention several of the technical wizards.

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CanadianMule - 12/9/2019 at 05:13 PM

Joe is not even close to Gary. Great player but not close.

Came from within for Gary and just the ability to play so many styles/genres.


blackey - 12/10/2019 at 06:18 PM

You are right CanadianMule. I spent last night and most of today watching/listening to Gary Moore videos on YouTube and comparing Gary Moore to Joe Bonamassa and Joe is real good but doesn't come close to Gary Moore.

Without the slide, Derek Trucks can't touch Gary Moore either. I'm doubtful Eddie Van Halen and Steve Via are as hot as Gary Moore. Gary may be the best rock/hard rock electric guitar player we've had. Tone, sustain, speed, bending, vibrato, emotion and surprisingly clean even when playing lightning fast. Thanks for inspiring me to compare Gary to Joe then Derek and a few others closely. Gary Moore may be the best we've had. May he RIP.

But the ABB as a band will always be number one with me.


Edge - 12/10/2019 at 08:00 PM

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You are right CanadianMule. I spent last night and most of today watching/listening to Gary Moore videos on YouTube and comparing Gary Moore to Joe Bonamassa and Joe is real good but doesn't come close to Gary Moore.

Without the slide, Derek Trucks can't touch Gary Moore either. I'm doubtful Eddie Van Halen and Steve Via are as hot as Gary Moore. Gary may be the best rock/hard rock electric guitar player we've had. Tone, sustain, speed, bending, vibrato, emotion and surprisingly clean even when playing lightning fast. Thanks for inspiring me to compare Gary to Joe then Derek and a few others closely. Gary Moore may be the best we've had. May he RIP.

But the ABB as a band will always be number one with me.


Respectfully, Vai, Eddie VH, Joe B, are not in the same league as Gary, obviously my opinion is my own. Derek and Gary are such different style of players, I wouldn’t attempt to compare the two. I will take issue with the statement that no player from the ABB could compare with Moore, when Duane was “Hittin the Note” which was most often, he Was the best of the best. I’ve seen Warren Haynes more time than I can count, Warrens tone, vibrato, sustain, right hand attack and melodic phrasing can hang with anyone.


blackey - 12/10/2019 at 11:05 PM

Edge, last night and today I watched dozens of Gary Moore videos and not only can Gary out gun Joe Bonamassa when it comes to really lighting up a solo, Gary Moore can ( could) smoke Warren Haynes too. I too have seen Warren dozens of times and I'm a huge Warren fan and it's hard for me to say this but Warren, like Joe Bonamassa, can't hang with Gary Moore.

I get your point about Derek Trucks as Derek is most noted for his incredible slide playing and he doesn't use a pick. But pick or no, on regular lead guitar Gary Moore could smoke Derek Trucks easy.

Two of the hottest solos on any ABB record that is not slide is Duane's solo on Liz Reed on Fillmore East and Dickey Betts on One Way Out on Eat a Peach to me. Mmmmm?Both of those solos speak to my soul more than the technical wizard players.

Go to the link above where I'm posting about Joe Bonamassa and click on the link. Its Gary Moore doing Futher On Up The Road. Go over to where Gary Moore is trading licks with the organ player and take 10 minutes to watch. There is NO way any guitar player that has been in the ABB can do runs that fast. And it's clean too. If any guitar player that's been in the ABB is that fast, then how did I miss it?

But don't get me wrong. I enjoy listening to Duane, Dickey, Warren etc more ,than Gary Moore or any of those speedy technical wizards. Except Gary Moore can play with some of the inner emotion that we like with ABB players. But technically Gary Moore can smoke anybody that's been in the ABB. But is not a criticism of any body in the ABB. I was listening to a 1997 live Blue Sky today and Jack Pearson and Dickey played with such emotion and so melodic and in their own great styles. It moves my soul more than shredders. Nobody sounds like Dickey and Jack or BB King or Clapton or SRV or Warren. All the great players have their own styles and hide their influences well.

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blackey - 12/10/2019 at 11:14 PM

Where Gary trades licks with the organ player starts at about 3:45 in.


jszfunk - 12/11/2019 at 06:56 AM

Comparing guitar players is almost impossible to do,especially when the styles are totally different. That is almost an irrational argument that makes no sense what so ever. I don't get into rankings and who can "shred" someone else. Who cares.
I guess if it makes one feel better to champion someone over another,so be it,to each their own. There are certain ones I enjoy more than others, and that is just a matter of taste ,not a talent contest. I won't belittle one style over the other,that would be ignorant. I enjoy Angus/Malcolm to Leo Kottke, Schenker to John Lee Hoooker,Blackmore to Joe Pass, Chet Atkins to Rich Robinson, Paul Kossoff to Alex Lifeson ,etc...where do I stop? They are all good in my book.


blackey - 12/11/2019 at 02:56 PM

I agree with you jszfunk. Styles are different and it's not fair to compare guitar players or other instruments. Enjoy the musicians who move you.

And Gary Moore is not MY favorite guitar player. Several of the former members of the ABB are my favorites.

Now on this thread it was pointed out that Joe Bonamassa said in several interviews that much of his play book is borrowed FROM Gary Moore. I said as good as Joe is, just listening to the two players on YouTube, I said in my opinion Joe is close BUT IS NOT AT THE LEVEL OF GARY MOORE for that style. And I say that with respect to Joe Bonamassa and admitted my favorite band, the Allman Brothers, from Duane Allman to Derek Trucks, never had a guitar player who could rip a solo like Gary Moore could. Then Canadian Mule posted Joe Bonamassa is not even close to Gary Moore in that style. So I spent much time comparing Joe Bonamassa to Gary Moore and could clearly see that Joe, who chose to borrow much from Gary Moore for his style in not close in that style.

Then others posted Gary was better than Eddie Van Halen, Steve Via etc but not Duane Allman. I assume he wasn't talking about running across the fretboard with lightning speed cleanly because Duane Allman, my favorite player, couldn't shred like Gary Moore. Then someone posted that Warren Haynes could hang with Gary Moore and I suggested he go to my link above of Gary Moore playing Further On Up The Road and go over to the part at about 3:45 where Gary Moore trades licks with the organ player. THAT IS THE FASTEST ELECTRIC GUITAR PLAYING I HAVE EVER HEARD!!

For ripping off a fast run across the fretboard, Gary Moore can SMOKE Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks and anyone else I've heard. When doing that, Gary Moore is king. But I'm not saying Gary Moore is my favorite guitar player.



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Edge - 12/12/2019 at 03:22 AM

Well, I apparently struck a nerve...........


blackey - 12/12/2019 at 10:25 AM

No Edge. Like you I'm a huge Warren Haynes fan. I bought Warren's first solo album in the early 90's and the first Gov't Mule album and still enjoy them for time to time today. And Gary Moore is not my favorite guitar player. More than any others, I play Duane and Dickey playing together in the ABB more often each month than other players and it's been like this for 49 years.

But when it comes to running up and down the neck of a guitar at lightening speed and doing it cleanly by the way, Gary Moore smokes any guitar player I've seen/heard including any of the players that have been in the ABB.

My link above, starting at 3:45 into it where Gary Moore is trading licks with an organ player shows it for anyone who wants to check it out.

If there is footage of Warren doing runs like that, I would love to see it.


(Actually this thread began comparing Joe Bonamassa to Gary Moore)


jszfunk - 12/12/2019 at 01:36 PM

quote:


My link above, starting at 3:45 into it where Gary Moore is trading licks with an organ player shows it for anyone who wants to check it out.



Thanks for sharing. Watching that ,the Blackmore vs Lord guitar organ duels come to mind. Fun stuff. I remember reading some place before Jon passed he mentioned that he would like to work with Ritchie again. Unfortunately that did not happen. I heard rumors back then that there was some talk of getting the Blackmore/Lord/Hughes/Coverdale version together.

From my understanding,Blackmores mother in law is his and his wifes manager. So I think
the hang up was at that point from what was floated around.

Question for you blackey about Gary. Do you prefer Garys blues or his rock/hard rock music?
Personally , its the heavy material for me. I do like and enjoy his blues stuff, but when I want to
hear Mr. Moore I reach for the rock stuff probably 9 times out of 10.

Love this.
Gary Moore - Johnny boy
https://youtu.be/pxLiM1ov_Wc


OldDog - 12/12/2019 at 02:12 PM

Blackey I get that you like Gary Moore, he is not my cup of tea but i understand. When you say he and EVH and Steve Vai are technically superior to any Allman brothers guitarist I don't agree. Do you equate speed with technical ability because for me that is the least important aspect of guitar playing. I do not consider EVH, Steve Vai nor Gary Moore to be in Duane nor Derek's class as a player but that is my opinion. I think you would be better served by saying you like them best. Music is in the ear of the listener.


blackey - 12/12/2019 at 03:30 PM

https://youtu.be/Smk6uZiNsDw

jszfunk I'm a big Blackmore fan and saw Deep Purple back when Smoke On The Water was a hit. Blackmore is one of the all time greats. As to Gary Moore, I like the rock stuff. Gary himself said B B King and Albert King both told him he was too wild for playing real blues. Some of the videos of Gary playing live Parisian Walkways are incredible as is Empty Rooms.

Olddog. Duane and Dickey together are my favorite players. Also I'm a huge Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks fan and I love Clapton. But if Duane, Dickey, Warren, Derek or Eric Clapton can play on the technical level that Gary Moore is playing on the above link I'll eat my left sock.




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blackey - 12/12/2019 at 03:46 PM

https://youtu.be/6V48_CvbHP8

Here Gary Moore plays the blues with the great Ablert King.

To me, for the blues, Gary Moore overplayed.


CanadianMule - 12/15/2019 at 04:09 AM

I don't care about comparisons as they will always just be opinions.

There are some individuals that music just flows out of and Gary was one of them. His abilities ranged from a single note sustained for incredible lengths of time to blazing speed with total clarity and precision.

i miss him.


Bhawk - 12/15/2019 at 04:16 PM

quote:
Comparing guitar players is almost impossible to do,especially when the styles are totally different. That is almost an irrational argument that makes no sense what so ever. I don't get into rankings and who can "shred" someone else. Who cares.
I guess if it makes one feel better to champion someone over another,so be it,to each their own. There are certain ones I enjoy more than others, and that is just a matter of taste ,not a talent contest. I won't belittle one style over the other,that would be ignorant. I enjoy Angus/Malcolm to Leo Kottke, Schenker to John Lee Hoooker,Blackmore to Joe Pass, Chet Atkins to Rich Robinson, Paul Kossoff to Alex Lifeson ,etc...where do I stop? They are all good in my book.


Totally agree. Couldn’t have said it better.

Yngwie can still f— off, though.


jszfunk - 12/17/2019 at 05:38 PM

quote:
quote:
Comparing guitar players is almost impossible to do,especially when the styles are totally different. That is almost an irrational argument that makes no sense what so ever. I don't get into rankings and who can "shred" someone else. Who cares.
I guess if it makes one feel better to champion someone over another,so be it,to each their own. There are certain ones I enjoy more than others, and that is just a matter of taste ,not a talent contest. I won't belittle one style over the other,that would be ignorant. I enjoy Angus/Malcolm to Leo Kottke, Schenker to John Lee Hoooker,Blackmore to Joe Pass, Chet Atkins to Rich Robinson, Paul Kossoff to Alex Lifeson ,etc...where do I stop? They are all good in my book.


Totally agree. Couldn’t have said it better.

Yngwie can still f— off, though.




Ha! Yngwie...he is something else.

I liked his first couple and Odyssey, more so I guess cause JLT was on there.


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